Less than six months ago came a popular smartphone OnePlus 5. The device is no longer available for purchase. And the company just a few hours ago in new York announced its new flagship with an edge-to-edge display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 – OnePlus 5T. In this article, we have collected all the most interesting features of this smartphone. Let’s get started.
Specifications OnePlus 5T:
- Display: 6 inch AMOLED Optic, 2160×1080p, 402 ppi, 18:9
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
- RAM: 6/8 GB LPDDR4X
- Flash memory: 64/128 GB
- Main camera: 16 MP + 20 MP with F/1.7
- Front camera: 16 MP
- Battery: 3300 mAh + Dash Charge
- Navigation: GPS, GLONASS
- Wireless interfaces: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
- Operating system: Oxygen OS (Android 7.1.1 Nougat, is already Beta-Android-version 8.0 Oreo)
- Dimensions: 156.1×75×7.3 mm
- Weight: 162 gram
The hardware part of the device
The company’s new flagship OnePlus, in fact, “inside” remains the same. It’s still the same top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 835 paired with video accelerator Adreno 540. There will be two versions: one with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory and another with 8GB RAM and 128 GB of internal. Battery in device is the same as in predecessor – 3300 mAh. Pleased with the presence of the headphone Jack.
Design and display the smartphone
Design OnePlus 5T was simulated with models R11S Oppo and Vivo X20. These two devices belong to partner companies and sold only in the Chinese market, while OnePlus 5T is designed for international sales. General design features transferred from the previous model OnePlus 5: metal housing with rounded antennae on the top and bottom, curved back and a very similar physical dimensions.
One of the main differences of the new smartphone from the previous version is its screen. The new frameless 6-inch Optic AMOLED display with a resolution of 2160×1080p with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The screen without the rounded corners, unlike other frameless devices. He also received a new technology that allows you to adjust the saturation and brightness under ambient lighting.
Camera OnePlus 5T
Of course, great to see new frameless screen with a resolution of 18:9, but the most significant change in the OnePlus 5T was his camera. At that time, as OnePlus 5 used the second main camera as telephoto, the OnePlus 5T, it is not. No, it’s still a double module at 16 MP and 20 MP with aperture of f/1.7, but the company has added a new technology called “Intelligent Pixel Technology”.
What is it? Simply put, under normal lighting uses a main camera of 16 MP, but as soon as the illumination falls below 10 Lux (unit of illuminance), the module automatically switches to 20 MP. It is used to group pixels together so that the original sensor was able to capture a sufficient number of bright and dark objects.
The result should be more quality shots in low light. But this change also means that the second chamber is no longer used for zoom and portrait images. Now these two functions are created programmatically, as the new Google Pixel 2.
Unlock by face
The front camera of the smartphone has a 16 MP module, which is used not only for pictures but also for unlocking your device using face. The sensor detects the person’s face even when the smartphone is turned off. This means that you only need to press the power button and OnePlus 5T will immediately transfer you to the desktop.
Interestingly, OnePlus emphasizes that this method of unlock is less secure than other available security options. Keep this in mind if you are skeptical about the security of face recognition on smartphones. Despite the fact that the Galaxy S8 iPhone X already use facial recognition technology and retinal scanner, and OnePlus 5T she just appeared and it works not bad. In any case, she definitely has the prospects in the future.
The fingerprint scanner on the back
The screen from edge to edge on the front panel of the device OnePlus 5T, indeed, looks very nice. But because of bezremontnoy, had to move the fingerprint scanner on the rear part of the smartphone. It is the first device, not counting the OnePlus One and OnePlus X, which implemented the positioning of the scanner.
To make the transition painless, the company OnePlus has introduced special gestures. The location of the scanner is made so that your finger immediately lay down on the ceramic surface. The gesture of the downward movement opens the curtain quick settings or notification. Also, holding your finger on the scanner, you can take a photo on a selfie camera. All these movements, indeed, it should make the transition easier on a larger display OnePlus 5T.
Unlike the latest phones and even Pixel Google Sony Xperia and XZ1 XZ1 Compact, OnePlus 5T comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Instead, we have a slightly improved version of Oxygen OS on top of Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The latest version of Android 8.0 Oreo the flagship will be at the end of this year. But while it is possible to sign up for its beta testing.
All changes in Oxygen OS is really good. Added a feature called “Slate”. It is possible to scale the size of all icons and make them the same size. It is also possible to add multiple shortcuts to a single application, if you have two accounts. It is also gratifying to see the display settings screen, such as “reading Mode” and “Night mode”.
OnePlus really well working zarabatyvanie different functions in a naked Android. But still, very sad to see the only published device that comes out of the box with an outdated operating system. Given the fact that the new version of Android was presented in August.
Still no protection from water
Most of the flagship smartphones this year have ingress protection. For example, Google, HTC, LG and Samsung, and other companies have smart phones with protection IP67 or 68. But, unfortunately, this does not apply to OnePlus. It is obvious that the protection rating of IP on the 5T would increase its cost, but still, I would very much like to see it in the device.
Perhaps some kind of protection against splatter is still there. There is a vast amount of videos, where enthusiasts OnePlus 5 is lowered into the water for a while and then it continues to work perfectly. It is clear that this is just a test and in any case I would like to hear an official statement from the company.